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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022

43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors

Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customerís account, preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond, initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection, and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.


National estimates for Bill and Account Collectors
Industry profile for Bill and Account Collectors
Geographic profile for Bill and Account Collectors

National estimates for Bill and Account Collectors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Bill and Account Collectors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
202,840 1.3 % $ 20.59 $ 42,820 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Bill and Account Collectors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.19 $ 16.73 $ 18.98 $ 23.22 $ 28.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,510 $ 34,800 $ 39,470 $ 48,290 $ 59,610


Industry profile for Bill and Account Collectors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Bill and Account Collectors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Bill and Account Collectors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Bill and Account Collectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 55,710 6.96 $ 17.60 $ 36,600
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 20,140 3.27 $ 20.41 $ 42,440
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 19,590 0.97 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,830 0.55 $ 23.07 $ 47,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,620 0.15 $ 21.68 $ 45,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Bill and Account Collectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 55,710 6.96 $ 17.60 $ 36,600
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 20,140 3.27 $ 20.41 $ 42,440
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Retailers 1,620 1.32 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Office Administrative Services 5,210 0.98 $ 21.54 $ 44,800
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 19,590 0.97 $ 22.11 $ 45,990

Top paying industries for Bill and Account Collectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.05 $ 37.14 $ 77,240
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $ 36.92 $ 76,800
Utility System Construction 150 0.03 $ 33.01 $ 68,650
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 870 0.23 $ 32.15 $ 66,870
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 80 0.15 $ 31.98 $ 66,520


Geographic profile for Bill and Account Collectors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Bill and Account Collectors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Bill and Account Collectors, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of bill and account collectors by state, May 2022


States with the highest employment level in Bill and Account Collectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 26,390 2.03 1.48 $ 19.07 $ 39,660
California 19,660 1.11 0.81 $ 24.85 $ 51,680
Florida 15,120 1.64 1.20 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
New York 11,490 1.26 0.92 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Georgia 10,660 2.31 1.68 $ 18.94 $ 39,380


Map of location quotient of bill and account collectors by state, May 2022


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bill and Account Collectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 2,120 4.88 3.56 $ 18.27 $ 37,990
Arizona 7,770 2.56 1.87 $ 20.64 $ 42,930
South Carolina 5,440 2.53 1.84 $ 17.48 $ 36,350
Georgia 10,660 2.31 1.68 $ 18.94 $ 39,380
Utah 3,610 2.22 1.62 $ 20.30 $ 42,220


Map of annual mean wages of bill and account collectors by state, May 2022


Top paying states for Bill and Account Collectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.62 0.45 $ 27.99 $ 58,210
Connecticut 760 0.47 0.34 $ 26.33 $ 54,770
Alaska 440 1.43 1.05 $ 25.70 $ 53,450
Massachusetts 2,750 0.77 0.56 $ 25.19 $ 52,400
California 19,660 1.11 0.81 $ 24.85 $ 51,680



Map of employment of bill and account collectors by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Bill and Account Collectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,790 2.84 2.07 $ 19.92 $ 41,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,750 1.43 1.05 $ 24.52 $ 51,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,900 0.86 0.63 $ 25.18 $ 52,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,610 2.79 2.04 $ 19.86 $ 41,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,320 2.85 2.08 $ 20.86 $ 43,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,770 1.89 1.38 $ 18.84 $ 39,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,100 1.15 0.84 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,020 1.45 1.06 $ 22.13 $ 46,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,940 1.50 1.09 $ 21.10 $ 43,890
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,290 2.59 1.89 $ 19.38 $ 40,300


Map of location quotient of bill and account collectors by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bill and Account Collectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Angelo, TX 560 11.56 8.43 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Sioux Falls, SD 1,190 7.39 5.39 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Johnson City, TN 430 5.31 3.87 $ 15.07 $ 31,340
Sherman-Denison, TX 250 5.22 3.80 $ 14.59 $ 30,340
Danville, IL 130 5.10 3.72 (8) (8)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 2,620 5.08 3.70 $ 19.60 $ 40,760
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 310 3.64 2.65 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,260 3.57 2.60 $ 19.97 $ 41,550
Rapid City, SD 250 3.55 2.59 $ 15.31 $ 31,840
St. Cloud, MN 350 3.49 2.55 $ 19.18 $ 39,900